European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)
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|Data set name|
Zoobenthos Monitoring of the Baltic Proper Area (1971-)
|Data holding centre||Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute|
|Time period||1971 - ongoing|
Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Wind strength and direction; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed
The project objectives are:
- to follow long-term trends in soft-bottom macrobenthic communities regarding their species composition, abundance and biomass; - to identify changes in biological diversity; - to determine the range of the natural variation in the community.
Taxonomical, zoogeographical information presents unique information to us, information which we cannot get by other, less work-intensive methods e.g. chemical analysis. Parameters and thereby identify the effects of non-natural impacts.
The soft-bottom macrobenthic community has been monitored regularly since 1980, once a year in May in the Asko-Landsort area. The BIOMAD stored data series spans over 1972-1993. Besides the above mentioned site, the zoobenthos was monitored in the larger part of the Baltic Proper, once a year in May. The data were collected on cruises with a research vessel at 64 stations.
|Originators||Stockholm University, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences|
Cedervall, H. (1997) BIOMAD1.2. Baltic Proper Zoobenthos,
|Data web site||http://www.smhi.se|
|Organisation||Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute|
|Contact||Lars Hansson (Ph Dr)|
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
|Telephone||+46 - (0)31-751 8947|
|Facsimile||+46-(0)11-495 80 01|
|Collating centre||Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute|